Sometimes you just need to FROG

Those of you that have read my story know that I was put in a place where I had no other option but to just FROG…Fully Rely On God.  It wasn’t what I was expecting to happen when I asked for inspiring experiences that build faith; however, it was exactly what I needed.  Isn’t God fabulous that way?  I know we don’t always think it’s fabulous at the time though, do we?  My last projects were created for a dear friend…this one is too.  In a conversation with her she said “I know the Lord loves me. I just don’t know his will” and it really got me thinking.  I’ve decided I’m not convinced it is necessary that we know the Lord’s will for us, just that we subject ourselves to it.  That we F.R.O.G. trusting that He knows what he’s doing.  Think about ourselves as parents…would we ever deliberately steer our children down a dark or dangerous path?  Would we ever send our child down a path that was sure to end in destruction physically or spiritually?  No, I don’t think we would.  Heavenly Father is a far more loving and perfect parent than any of us and I’m sure He wouldn’t lead us into darkness and despair.  I know someone who would, but this post isn’t about him.  So, to help my friend remember to F.R.O.G. I came up with this:

The card base is from paper that was given to me by a fellow crafter.  I have no idea where it came from beyond that.  The sentiment is computer generated (you do remember I’m a graphic designer right) and the frog comes from Treasure Box Designs.  It is a cute lil critter found in the Treasure Box Pals collection here and is even on sale right now!  YAY!  I used some ink to add dimension to the computer sentiment and the frog itself and used Elmer’s Paper and Craft glue and my ATG to put it all together.  The frog is adhered to the base with a DIY wobble.

Remember…though His ways may not always be known, they are certain so always Fully Rely On God.


Treasure box thinks outside the box ~ WINNER CHOSEN

We all love our Cricut’s right?  I mean really, what’s not to love about the way they have revolutionized the die-cut concept.  I can cut massive circles for my DIY wobbles, I can cut massive hearts for the kids’ Valentine’s Day projects, I can create things that would take hours to hand cut and the list is endless really.  Please don’t throw tomatoes when I say this, but despite its pros, the Cricut is still, or can still be, limiting.  Thanks to amazing software like Make The Cut and SCAL though, we can make our machines much more versatile.  One of the kuhhhhhhh yoootest things I’ve cut using SCAL is this:

Adorable isn’t she (even without her mouth…faces aren’t my forte so I might leave her as is)?  This is from the Southwest Collection at Treasure Box Designs.  Right now they are having a 30% off sale too in honor of the Blog Hop of Love.  Want to win your first collection or image from Treasure Box Designs FREE?  Simply comment on this post for your chance to win a $5 gift certificate to the store!

Be sure to check out everyone else on the Treasure Box Blog Hop of Love they’ve done some awesome things!  MUCH better than me!


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